Why can’t I quit Glee? That is not simply the title of this post … that is a serious question and a genuine cry for help!
What is about Glee, a show that I once loved and now feel mostly ambivalent towards, that keeps me not only tuning in but also addicted to clicking every random tweet that links me to another piece of news, gossip, or gripe about its upcoming fourth season?
It’s not like I’ve never fallen out of love with a TV show before. I went from Heroes to zero airtime for the once phenomenal phenom because they turned murderer Sylar in to one of his victims. I unfriended Friends once they put Chandler and Monica together (and yes, I acknowledge that I am the only person on the planet who hated them as a couple). And I know now that I should have checked out of The Office once Michael Scott checked in at that airport. So what is it about pop song covers and roller coaster storylines (both of which often leave me feeling queasy) that keep me so hooked on Murphy’s musical?
One possible answer of course is that one can’t truly enjoy the pleasure of complaining about Glee without the pain of actually having to watch Glee. And I would miss the “Kel Quips” and “Adam Rage” if I wasn’t gleefully following along with @TVKel and @TVDoneWright on Twitter as we all watch episodes that can turn from a tuneful “Locomotion” in to a TV train wreck.
Still, that doesn’t explain why I find myself endlessly clicking through publicity photos of Kate Hudson tap-dancing over Lea Michele’s Rachel or singing along with the new Global TV promo which ironically uses a song that promises to give my “heart a break” to promote a show that I just can’t seem to break up with.
Will you be watching the Season Four premiere of Glee on Thursday, September 13th? Heaven help me I know I will be!
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